The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
V-Model
Rank 160 140 133
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -7
Contract jobs citing V-Model 6 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.46% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.60% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 3
Median daily rate £350 £260 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -16.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £267 £310
% change year-on-year
+26.17% -14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
V-Model
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3184 2840 2308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.96% 77.47% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1975 1629 1216
Median daily rate £422 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 131 115
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.09 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing V-Model as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing V-Model across the North West region.

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in the North West

V-Model
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing V-Model across the North West region.

V-Model Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

V-Model
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing V-Model within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 3 £300 -37.50% 1
V-Model
England

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing V-Model also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for V-Model.

1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
1 10 (100.00%) JIRA
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
1 10 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 10 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 9 (90.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (90.00%) BDD
2 9 (90.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (90.00%) WebDriver
2 9 (90.00%) Ruby
2 9 (90.00%) PL/SQL
2 9 (90.00%) XML
2 9 (90.00%) HP
2 9 (90.00%) C#
3 8 (80.00%) Algorithms
4 6 (60.00%) HP UFT
5 5 (50.00%) Information Assurance
5 5 (50.00%) Security Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) TestDirector
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) QA
6 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) JIRA
1 10 (100.00%) Selenium
2 9 (90.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (90.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (90.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (60.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Healthcare Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
1 10 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 10 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 9 (90.00%) BDD
3 5 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 5 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (90.00%) C#
2 9 (90.00%) PL/SQL
2 9 (90.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle